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John Laurens and the American Revolution

Author: Gregory D Massey
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Winning a reputation for reckless bravery in a succession of major battles and sieges, John Laurens distinguished himself as one of the most zealous, self-sacrificing participants in the American Revolution. A native of South Carolina and son of Henry Laurens, president of the continental Congress, John devoted his entire adult life to securing American independence. In this comprehensive biography Gregory D.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Laurens
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory D Massey
ISBN: 1570033307 9781570033308
OCLC Number: 43703113
Description: xv, 327 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: "An ornament to his country" Early Life in Charleston --
The Voltaire of Carolina Sojourn in Geneva October 1771-November 1774 --
"I hate the Name of King" Biding Time in England November 1774-December 1776 --
"Standing on the verge of Eternity" The War in America January-December 1777 --
"Those dear ragged Continentals" Winter at Valley Forge December 1777-June 1778 --
"That bravery which becomes freemen" The 1778 Campaign June-December 1778 --
"White Pride and Avarice" The Limits of Independence in the South Carolina Low Country January-December 1779 --
"The greatest and most humiliating misfortune of my life" The Fall of Charleston January-December 1780 --
"His inexperience in public affairs" Special Minister to France December 1780-September 1781 --
"The single voice of reason" Military Triumph and Political Defeat September 1781-February 1782 --
"The Campaign is become perfectly insipid" The South Carolina Low Country February-August 1782 --
"The loss is remediless" The Family of John Laurens, 1782-1860.
Responsibility: Gregory D. Massey.

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This comprehensive biography explores the life of one of America's true revolutionaries. It explores the background to his reputation for reckless bravery, which he acquired during major battles and  Read more...

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